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Duplicate Bridge: March 22

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament takes place Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

For information, call Liz Clark at 652-0256 (email or Sue Neubecker at 876-2630 (email ( For partnerships, call Judie Bailey at 636-6148 (email To see the flyer, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club lesson at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, March 22, begins a tour of the Convention Card with the aim of simplifying complicated conventions. A pairs game follows at noon. The club had “pamphlet pairs” at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 23, and Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 30.


Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Call 834-4222 for info.


The email newsletter from the Airport Bridge Club now comes from a new address, The club requests that you add this to your safe domain list. To be added to the email list, call 836-7016.


Western New York Unit 116 has updated its schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:

Club-hosted Unit game – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Barometer Pairs game – 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 12, Bridge Club Meridian.

Strawberry Social and pairs game – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, Lockport Duplicate Club.

Annual picnic and game – Time TBA, Sunday, July 20, Erie County Fairgrounds.

Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.


Tournament calendar

Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.

Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.

District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 453 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”

Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, but rumor has it that it will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

61st Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, to Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, 2015, to Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.


The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News. If it’s not in its usual place, try the Sports section.

The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.


A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 1,675 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of March 10 to March 16

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Joe Rooney and Ross Markello, 58.33%; Joyce Greenspan and Dale Anderson, 56.25%; C: (tie) Linda Wynes and Isabelle Banas, David Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 53.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.93%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 51.43%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Harry Cheung, 70.24%; B: Chuck Schorr and Liz Clark, 55.23%; C: Ruth Hnath and Ross Markello, 50.04%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – ACBL-wide International Fund Game. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 54.27%; B: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 50.99%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 63.30%; C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 44.46%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 65.17%; Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 61.93%; B: Jerry Kemsley and Dale Anderson, 54.06%; Marian Morber and Ross Markello, 47.34%; C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 46.64%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 44.71%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 65.17%; B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 61.85%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.17%; C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Kotowski, 44.41%; Ruth Kozower and Bob Kaprove, 43.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 59.38%; Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53.13%; B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Paula Salamone, 50.00%; Alex Miller and Mike Kisiel, 46.88%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 57.52%; B/C: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 55.36%; east-west, A/B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 58.59%; Lynn Witmer and Cherry Searle, 55.99%; Terrence Camp and Marcia Frankel, 55.70%; Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 54.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 54.68%; east-west, A/B: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 58.13%; Elizabeth Young and Suzanne Boyer, 56.32%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.15%; Tish Schiffman and Cherry Searle, 54.04%; C: Pam Righter and Mary Ann Joyce, 49.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 58.56%; B: Beena Deshmukh and Mark Pascale, 58.33%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 57.41%; C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 50%; east-west, A: Peter Patterson and Chris Urbanek, 58.80%; B: Cathy Majewski and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.87%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 54.40%; C: John and Martha Welte, 53.94%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Dan Gerstman, 69.44%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 62.04%; C: James Tao and Fran Kurtz, 49.54%; east-west, A/B: Bob Olin and Donna Steffan, 62.50%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 57.18%; Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 54.86%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Tova Reinhorn, 60.71%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.65%; east-west, A/B/C: (tie) Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, Howard and Joan Rose, 58.33%; Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 55.36%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 62.63%; Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 58.38%; Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, 57.86%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 66.96%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 62.80%; Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 53.87%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 68%; Mark Pascale and Marge Schomers, 64%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 62%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Paula and Jim Jones, 60%; B: Dave and Jane Larcom, 59.5%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 53%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 60.42%; Jean Herndon and Doanne Jackson, 59.71%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 60%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Evie Miller and Ruth Jones, 60.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 56.7%; east-west, Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 61.9%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 70%; east-west, Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.